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St. Abbs is a small fishing village located on the southeast coast of Scotland, in the committee area of Berwickshire, Scottish Borders region.

This view is from the harbour looking out to St. Abbs Head, a landmark site for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. This National Nature Reserve is home to thousands of guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, shags, fulmars, puffins and herring gulls nesting on narrow ledges from April to August, and the cliffs here offer a spectacular vantage point for observing their behaviour.

The village was originally known as Coldingham Shore, the name was changed in the 1890’s to St. Abbs. The new name was derived from St Abb’s Head, a rocky promontory located to the north of the village, itself named after St. Aebbe.

St. Abbs is a popular site for Scuba Divers. The sea around the village is unusually clear, in contrast to the more silt-laden coastal waters further to the north or south. These clear waters and the spectacular underwater scenery resulted in Britain’s first Voluntary Marine Reserve being established at St. Abbs. The Marine Reserve was established on 18 August 1984 by David Bellamy.

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  • rockinsue
    rockinsueabout 6 years ago

    beautiful seascape

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    Exceptional image Tom! The rock, the sea, the sky, are all amazing!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    incredible!!

  • lareejc
    lareejcabout 6 years ago

    tom this is so beautiful…if you look at the big rock in the middle it looks like the face of an angry – monster. the rock next to it looks like some kind of big – alligator or something. COOOL SHOT!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 6 years ago

    nice shot

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot :)

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschabout 6 years ago

    all them birdies….nice capture!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    A gorgeous shot Tom and a superb coastline.

  • amarica
    amaricaabout 6 years ago

    Super capture Tom

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